PRESS RELEASE: Tim Ekert Appointed New CEO of SmartCap Technologies

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 30th November 2017. SmartCap Technologies has announced the appointment of Tim Ekert as the company’s new CEO. He will assume responsibilities on 18th December 2017 and will succeed Dush Wimal who has stepped down and will operate as VP of Global Sales.

Tim has spent his career in the mining services industry, most recently as part of the senior management team at Austin Engineering.  He brings a strong focus on building operational capability, innovation as well as experience in product development, growing sales and marketing teams.  He has qualifications in engineering and business.


“SmartCap’s predictive fatigue management technology provides significant benefits to our clients resulting in improvements to both safety and productivity and I look forward to meeting with our clients to discuss these benefits and support their implementation” said Tim.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead SmartCap and am excited to be working in conjunction with the SmartCap’s team to realise the potential of our market leading technology”.

“We’re very excited to welcome Tim to the SmartCap team” said Charles Gillies, Chair of SmartCap.  “Tim has the skills and experience to continue to build SmartCap’s position as a world leader in fatigue management, starting with the mining industry.”

The SmartCap Board also expressed its thanks and appreciation for the work done by the outgoing CEO, Dush Wimal.

Founded in 2009, SmartCap Technologies is an innovative wearables company located in Brisbane, Australia. The technology behind Life by SmartCap was initially developed to overcome the limitations of fatigue monitoring technologies. Today, SmartCap is used by some of the world’s largest companies in the mining industry.   

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